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item on r4 about the rise of shop jacket - fake shop displays to stop the empty shops looking horrid.

Also they do "3d windows" for empty floors on a town hall. Sounds like a massive WASTE of money.

What would be wrong with reducing rates until they can fill the shops?

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Shop jackets are a great idea imo , create a whole new sector of the economy making these fake shopfronts - will really help out the economy and get the boom started again!

Seriously though , i say just turn these old shops into cheap housing , the high street is dead killed by the internet.

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Shop jackets are a great idea imo , create a whole new sector of the economy making these fake shopfronts - will really help out the economy and get the boom started again!

Seriously though , i say just turn these old shops into cheap housing , the high street is dead killed by the internet.

Interesting thought, the future of the high street. For goodness knows how long, it's been the internet for the vast majority of my shopping. However, my wife still has a desire to visit the high street from time to time. My question is this. Can the tinternet provide the stronger sex with the same shopping pleasure as the high st? If so, then it might still have a future, albeit a much smaller one.

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Apparently not on our high street, there cant be more than 3 empty shops at any time and new shops always appear to come in quickly if one closes. Town was heaving again today

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Interesting thought, the future of the high street. For goodness knows how long, it's been the internet for the vast majority of my shopping. However, my wife still has a desire to visit the high street from time to time. My question is this. Can the tinternet provide the stronger sex with the same shopping pleasure as the high st? If so, then it might still have a future, albeit a much smaller one.

So women get more joy from the 'experience' of shopping than the use of the actual product?

Such a strange beast.

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Emperors news clothes

Extend and pretend

Keep calm and carry on

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All fine in the short term, but they don't actually pay any income!

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Emperors news clothes

Extend and pretend

Keep calm and carry on

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All fine in the short term, but they don't actually pay any income!

I had no idea until this post that these things existed. Excellent idea for the short term, however.

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So women get more joy from the 'experience' of shopping than the use of the actual product?

Such a strange beast.

I thought this was universal knowledge? Women love browsing for clothes, sitting for frappucinos with their friends and baby-carts and yapping all day.

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I thought this was universal knowledge? Women love browsing for clothes, sitting for frappucinos with their friends and baby-carts and yapping all day.

Not all women.

I too am horrified by the hoardes of women I know who list shopping as a hobby.

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I thought this was universal knowledge? Women love browsing for clothes, sitting for frappucinos with their friends and baby-carts and yapping all day.

No, not all women, some of us hate shopping for clothes and yapping. We actually manage to make our own coffee too....shocking I know.

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item on r4 about the rise of shop jacket - fake shop displays to stop the empty shops looking horrid.

In the 70s empty shops just ended up festooned with Socialist Worker flyers and the like.

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Apparently not on our high street, there cant be more than 3 empty shops at any time and new shops always appear to come in quickly if one closes. Town was heaving again today

Do you live in Germany?

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item on r4 about the rise of shop jacket - fake shop displays to stop the empty shops looking horrid.

Also they do "3d windows" for empty floors on a town hall. Sounds like a massive WASTE of money.

What would be wrong with reducing rates until they can fill the shops?

I have trouble understanding this. My guess is that it is the result of an accounting factor.

As landlords are loaded to the hilt with debt they may have to show certain rates of returns per sqm to meet their loan terms. The format of these loan terms may be such that they are better off showing higher potential returns per sqm that higher total returns if it comes with lower returns per sqm. Perhaps voids are not considered in loan agreements?

However nonsensical it seems to us there must be a very rational reason based on the environmental factors these landlords have to work with. We just don't know what these factors are.

One thing is sure, this phenomenon is the greatest boost the internet retail industry could wish for. Landlords are going to pay for this dearly in the long run.

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Apparently not on our high street, there cant be more than 3 empty shops at any time and new shops always appear to come in quickly if one closes. Town was heaving again today

Hi AteMoose, off topic, but I ate Moose today. Really it's true, my girlfriend brought back some smoked moose salami from a trip to Sweden. :lol:

Edited by General Congreve

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Interesting thought, the future of the high street. For goodness knows how long, it's been the internet for the vast majority of my shopping. However, my wife still has a desire to visit the high street from time to time. My question is this. Can the tinternet provide the stronger sex with the same shopping pleasure as the high st? If so, then it might still have a future, albeit a much smaller one.

Stronger sex? Well whatever but on the point of shopping pleasure think about it.

Going to the high street you have the traffic, the expense of parking, the ignorance of shop assistants, the limited choice, the knowing you are paying the very highest price available for the product, then you have to carry it home.

On the internet you can find it in seconds if you know what you want or you can spend hours becoming an expert on the choice available to you in the genre, you can hunt down the best price in the world, perhaps even get the thrill of "winning" it for a bargain price on ebay, you have the delicious anticipation while it wings it's way to you, the delight of signing for it and rushing to find the scissors in the kitchen draw, the unwrap, then the final holding and inspection experience.

High street is finished. Why would you.

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Stronger sex? Well whatever but on the point of shopping pleasure think about it.

Going to the high street you have the traffic, the expense of parking, the ignorance of shop assistants, the limited choice, the knowing you are paying the very highest price available for the product, then you have to carry it home.

On the internet you can find it in seconds if you know what you want or you can spend hours becoming an expert on the choice available to you in the genre, you can hunt down the best price in the world, perhaps even get the thrill of "winning" it for a bargain price on ebay, you have the delicious anticipation while it wings it's way to you, the delight of signing for it and rushing to find the scissors in the kitchen draw, the unwrap, then the final holding and inspection experience.

High street is finished. Why would you.

You are thinking like a hunter, not a gatherer. You cannot try clothes on the Internet.

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Woolworths closed near us and was occupied by a Carpet shop. Blockbusters is now a hadrware shop. The shitty bakers turned into a gregs and one of the four estate agents is now a Boots chemist. They are building a Lidl just up the road.

If anything we have seen improvements and it's as busy as ever and certainly no empty units. Two of the local boozers did close though and one of them was a harvester. Replaced with housing.

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Not all women.

I too am horrified by the hoardes of women I know who list shopping as a hobby.

You should never ever visit the white ghetto in Hong Kong then..... quite often their husbands bring their wives and they do just that all day every day.

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High street is finished. Why would you.

For blokes shopping is an Objective, for women it's a Process.

A bit like sex, really.

Which is why some blokes (who understand such things) get laid a lot, and others 'get lucky' when they can.

HTH. :D

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On the internet you can find it in seconds if you know what you want or you can spend hours becoming an expert on the choice available to you in the genre, you can hunt down the best price in the world, perhaps even get the thrill of "winning" it for a bargain price on ebay, you have the delicious anticipation while it wings it's way to you, the delight of signing for it and rushing to find the scissors in the kitchen draw, the unwrap, then the final holding and inspection experience.

I was in town today taking some shoes to Timpsons to be mended and to maybe look for a capo for my ukulele. While I was there, i went into the H&M to look at swim-shorts for my holiday at the end of the month and after about 2 minutes of looking, I though, "nuts to this, I can get better price and quality from any number of online sources plus the thrill of opening a parcel that arrives in teh post is amazing, even when it's something boring like stationery or PPE that I've ordered for work."

I also received terrible service when I went into an optician so I'll be buying my next pair of specs elsewhere.

I've seen these fake shops and it's clear to me that the cost of renting a shop premises is wrong. If the price were right then someone would be able to open some sort of business, even a Cash Converters, a Poundland, a Farmfoods or a Wetherspoons.

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No longer prosperous we have a wendy house version of the high street???

We have fallen so very, very far.

It's not a propsperity issue - it's just the effect of out of town malls and the internet.

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